Ernst Barlach. The Hornblower (Der Hornbläser). 1927

Ernst Barlach

The Hornblower (Der Hornbläser)


Charcoal on paper
(irreg. ): 25 1/2 x 14 1/2" (64.8 x 36.8 cm)
Gift of Erich Cohn
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Drawings and Prints
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Ernst Barlach has 102 works online.
There are 14,425 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Museum Behnhaus, Lübeck; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937 [1], on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, 1939; sold to Erich Cohn, New York [2]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939 (Gift of Erich Cohn).
[1] Not on "Harry Fischer list."
[2] Collection files 2.1939, Department of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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